When the register office receives your certificates from the Home Office they will write to you to invite you to the next citizenship ceremony. Your ceremony must take place within 3 months of Home Office approval. You will receive a letter giving full details of the ceremony. You can bring 2 guests to the ceremony. The ceremony You must arrive 30 minutes before your allocated start time so that we can check all your documentation. The ceremony is led by the Superintendent Registrar and usually lasts around 30 minutes. Applicants will be asked to swear or affirm allegiance to the Sovereign and make an oath of loyalty. Private ceremonies Individual or family ceremonies are available for an extra fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.